Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July compilation :D

 Brian's lilies - July 9, 2014 :)  Unfortunately some kind of critter is now eating the bulbs from underground - we keep finding fallen stems with no bulb on them!  I hope the stupid beasts quit doing that because these are special flowers that I don't want to lose! 

 This simple basket was made with scraps from my scrap bin, and was an entry into a Yahoo groups scrap challenge :)  It sits in my front hall now, holding candy for guests (and residents, I'm not going to lie, LOL) :)

 Another entry for the scrap challenge, this QAYG quilt measures 36" x 36", and is backed with pink flannel :)  You can't really see it, but each of the 9 blocks have a heart quilted in them to tack the front to the backing :)

 My final entry into the scrap challenge - a trapezoid bag (pattern from sewlover) using a block that I made for the scrap quilt (previous picture) but which I ended up not using.  The zipper pull is made from polymer clay!  I won the Scrap Bags section of the challenge with this bag :)

In my last post I mentioned that hubby and I were going to Buffalo the next day - we did, and I managed to do a little bit of shopping ;)   Here's what I bought - I tried to stick to $100 Cdn. and actually came close - I spent about $114 on crafty supplies :D

Velcro, buttons, clips, glow in the dark and regular polymer clay, a tube knitter and polystyrene pellets (for stuffing projects, to give them some heft).

Mermaid fat quarter sets from Joanns, along with some fabric to use with them.  I love this collection - so cute and girly!  A future quilt, I think :D

Some of my favourite Joanns prints - since they were on sale, I picked them up just because :) 

Remnants and fat quarters - all on sale, of course. The Mickey fabric has now been used - I made a pillowcase for a great-nephew that was visiting us from New Brunswick (hi Shawn!) :)

Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew ;)

I got some Christmas sewing completed this month, so will be entering these projects into the Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew linky party/challenge :) 

First up are some composition book covers made using a new-to-me tutorial.  The black cover with the buttons, was made using a fat quarter from stash, and the other two were made with about 1/2 meter pieces of leftover prints.  All are fully lined with no raw edges, have pockets on the inside covers (front and back), and elastic bookmarks :)  I already have more of these cut out, and will be trying some patchwork versions as well : D

Here's a project that I'm very pleased with!  I was inspired by a tutorial that the lovely Fiona wrote for Sew Mama Sew - when I saw it, I immediately knew I had to get kiddy binocs and make a set for some little ones I know :D  When I found a great pair of binoculars and realized that there were other goodies in the line, I ordered several pieces and then had to make the bag bigger to hold everything, lol.  Mine measures 7.5"w x 3"d x 9"t.  In the middle photo you can see the layered spider buttons I added to the flap for decoration, and on the right you can see the goodies I added - binoculars, magnifying glass, bugs, froggy sunglasses.  I hope the recipient enjoys his bag :)

Posted to the July linky party at Modern Handcraft :)


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